Reps. Pascrell, Collins Unveil Legislation to Establish a National Firefighter Cancer Registry

– The bill would create a national cancer registry for firefighters diagnosed with this deadly disease. The creation of this registry would enable researchers to study the relationship between firefighters' exposure to harmful fumes and toxins and the increased risk for several major cancers. In the future, this information could also allow for better protective equipment and prevention techniques to be developed. READ


Prevent firefighter suicides

ACT Now to prevent firefighter suicides

– The risk of firefighter suicide is a growing concern within the fire service. More research has become a priority to better understand the issue and assist in developing interventions. A recent study of 893 firefighters by Florida State University and published in the latest issue of the Journal of Psychiatric Research shows a strong relationship between post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and suicidal thoughts and attempts among firefighters.  READ


Do you recognize the stressors and symptoms that can lead to firefighter suicide?

– Within the past decade, there has been an increased awareness that the stressors of fighting fires and responding to stressful incidents are taking a significant toll on the behavioral health of firefighters. A recent study of 893 firefighters by Florida State University published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research shows a strong relationship between post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and suicidal thoughts and attempts among firefighters. READ


technology

Can evolving technology improve safety and service?

– Technological advances now allow the fire service access to data to improve firefighter safety and delivery of service. READ


Fire Commissioner Michael Lombardo

Giving Courage – A Conversation with Fire Commissioner Michael Lombardo (Ret.)

– Earlier in 2016, twelve chiefs representing every type of department shared the grim realities of coping with a line-of-duty death in the documentary Giving Courage: LODD Chiefs Speak. In 2017, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will feature additional footage from the documentary to help other fire chiefs and leaders to prevent future tragedies. » Powerful words about painful events
» Download Giving Courage: LODD Chiefs Speak
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Call for Nominations: Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

– The Sarbanes Award recognizes organizations for outstanding leadership in advancing firefighter health and safety. READ


Common Voices, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Champion Fire Sprinklers After New Year’s Day Fires in Massachusetts

– On New Year's Day morning two apartment fires raged in Massachusetts. Fire ripped through a Holyoke apartment building claiming the lives of three residents and displaced over 50 others.  READ


FireHeroLearningNetwork.com

50,000 Registered Users on FireHeroLearningNetwork.com!

– Find out what 50,000 of your fire service colleagues already know – The Firehero Learning Network is THE place for free, online, up-to-date training and information.  READ


Advocate Update

Everyone Goes Home® Advocate Update

– The work that was accomplished by everyone involved was spectacular; we are excited to have had the opportunity to work with the entire group. READ


Holiday Safety - Do It for Don!

Call to Action for Holiday Safety Following Tragic Maryland Fire

– Sher Grogg talks about how she lost her brother, sister-in-law, and their four grandchildren in a devastating Christmas tree fire in 2015. She offers holiday safety tips so that other families do not have to experience this tragedy. READ